Thursday, December 7, 2006

South Bend, Indiana#56: Newspaper Double Dip.

Wow--it's never happened before, but today we have not one but two newspaper features

about our project to share with you! They're both very well written, to boot.

The first comes from today's South Bend Tribune and from what we can tell it was actually a front page item, which is a very humbling first for us. South Bend, Indiana has been tearing it up in the voting over the past few days, so it's likely this will help continue the trend. We've already received a couple encouraging e-mails from folks in South Bend, something Nina and I always appreciate.

Article number two is from The Gazette in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It's a lovely piece but, sadly, is not archived free of charge on their site. No worries though: we posted the feature in its entirety on our site for your reading enjoyment.

For those out there who enjoy following the media reaction to our project, it should be interesting to see how both writers give their stories a different focus. We're very grateful to both Mike Wanbaugh and Nicole Riehl for taking the time to interview us and helping spread the word.

In case you don't know, you can always have an updated look at all of the press our project has received.

Finally, I'm still under the weather but that made all of the birthday wishes I received all the sweeter. Thanks to everyone who dropped me a line!


UPDATE: The e-mails we've received have been very pro-South Bend, but the naysayers are taking to the forums. If you've lived there, we'd love to hear you weigh in!

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At 12/07/2006 06:47:00 PM, Anonymous Ariel Rose wrote...

Interesting how these blurbs about you guys keep being repeated over and over..."Nina is an artist..."
.."Danny likes Thai food and sports."
It must be weird to keep read the same three things about yourself over and over and over.
Also, I had a question? Are you guys going to be getting jobs or anything in your new (still unknown) town?

At 12/09/2006 04:13:00 PM, Blogger Danny&Nina wrote...

Hey Ariel Rose,

You're right about the repeated blurbs but we suppose that makes sense. There are certain things about us that make for easy descriptors (like enjoying Asian cuisine, for instance) and the space constraints for pieces like these are rather restrictive.

We're equally complicit for sharing the same info, though--we should give unique details for all subsequent interviews. "Danny enjoys theoretical physics even though he doesn't quite understand it and Nina secretly revels in watching The Girls Next Door."

So far as the employment question goes, the hope is that we'll be in a place with lots of art galleries so that Nina will be able to continue pursuing her art career full-time, supplemented with things like giving art lessons to children. For Danny things are more at a crossroads professionally. He would like to continue doing some freelance marketing work but is open to other opportunities presented by our future town.

We'll both be working though, there's no mystery about that. : )

At 12/09/2006 06:25:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous wrote...

ohh man, if you guys get stuck in south bend, you're lives are going to end horribly. haha.
i live here and its pretty much the worst place ever, thats why im moving to cali.

good luck. hope you dont get indiana.


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